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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1819

Vol. I

(Born Vt.)

Benjamin Walker​1

(Ap'd N. H.)


Born May 14, 1797, Clarendon, VT.

Military History. — Cadet​2 at the Military Academy, June 20, 1817, to July 1, 1819, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Third Lieut., Ordnance, July 1, 1819.

Second Lieut., Ordnance, Dec. 31, 1819.

Served: on Ordnance duty, July 1, 1819, to June 1, 1821; in garrison

(Second Lieut., 1st Artillery,
in Re-organization of Army, June 1, 1821)

(Transferred to 3d Infantry, Oct. 3, 1821)

at Ft. Sullivan, Me., 1821; on frontier duty at Ft. Howard, Wis., 1822‑23; on Recruiting service, 1823; in garrison at Detroit, Mich., 1824‑26;

(First Lieut., 3d Infantry, Oct. 13, 1823)

on Recruiting service, 1826‑27; on Commissary duty at Cantonment Leavenworth, Kan., 1827‑29; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1829‑30; on Recruiting service, 1830‑32; on frontier duty at Ft. Jesup, La., 1832‑36, — and Camp Sabine, La., 1836; as Acting Paymaster

(Captain, 3d Infantry, Aug. 31, 1833)

(under Law of July 4, 1836), Sep. 20, 1836, to Feb. 28, 1839; in garrison at Ft. Jesup, La., 1838‑39; on Paymaster duty, Dec. 17, 1839, to May 28,

(Paymaster, U. S. Army, Dec. 17, 1839)

1838, being in the Florida War, 1840‑42, — and in the War with Mexico, 1846‑47, as Chief Paymaster of the forces under command of Brig.‑General Kearny.

Died, May 28, 1858, at St. Louis, Mo.: Aged 61.

Buried, Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.

The Author's Notes:

1 Was examined and graduated with the Class of 1819, though at the time a member of, and standing seventh in, the succeeding Class.

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2 Before entering the Military Academy, at the age of 16, he was engaged in the repulse, at the Mouth of Otter Creek, May 14, 1814, of the British fleet attempting to sail past for the destruction of Commodore McDonough's fleet on Lake Champlain.

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